A report on Venice

Grand Canal from Rialto to Ca'Foscari
Venice in autumn, with the Rialto Bridge in the background
Venice view from the Bridge Priuli a Santa Sofia, to the Bridge de le Vele
Gondola Punta and Basilica Salute
St Mark's Basilica houses the relics of St Mark the Evangelist
The Doge's Palace, the former residence of the Doge of Venice
The Republic of Venice and its colonial empire Stato da Màr.
Piazza San Marco in Venice, with St. Mark's Campanile.
View of San Giorgio Maggiore Island from St. Mark's Campanile.
Monument to Bartolomeo Colleoni (1400-1475), captain-general of the Republic of Venice from 1455 to 1475.
The Fra Mauro Map of the world. The map was made around 1450 and depicts Asia, Africa and Europe.
View of San Marco basin in 1697.
Venice viewed from the International Space Station
Venice and surroundings in false colour, from Terra. The picture is oriented with North at the top.
Piazza San Marco under water in 2007
Acqua alta ("high water") in Venice, 2008
Like Murano, Burano is also a tourist destination, usually reached via vaporetto
The beach of Lido di Venezia
Bridge of Sighs, one of the most visited sites in the city
Venetian Arsenal houses the Naval Historical Museum
Piazzetta San Marco with Doge's Palace on the left and the columns of the Lion of Venice and St. Theodore in the center.
Gondolas share the waterway with other types of craft (including the vaporetti)
Cleaning of canals in the late 1990s.
Gondoliers on the Grand Canal
Venice Guggenheim Museum.
Cruise ships access the port of Venice through the Giudecca Canal.
Cruise ship and gondolas in the Bacino San Marco
Aerial view of Venice including the Ponte della Libertà bridge to the mainland.
Giudecca Canal. View from St Mark's Campanile.
Sandolo in a picture of Paolo Monti of 1965. Fondo Paolo Monti, BEIC.
P & O steamer, circa 1870.
Rialto Bridge
Vaporetti on the Grand Canal
The Venice Santa Lucia station
Cruise ships at the passenger terminal in the Port of Venice (Venezia Terminal Passeggeri)
Marco Polo International Airport (Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo)
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
The Travels of Marco Polo.
The Santa Maria della Salute
An 18th-century view of Venice by Venetian artist Canaletto.
The Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti is an example of Venetian Gothic architecture alongside the Grand Canal.
The Ca' d'Oro.
Palazzo Dandolo.
The Baroque Ca' Rezzonico.
Murano glass chandelier Ca' Rezzonico
A Venetian glass goblet
La Fenice operahouse in the city.
The Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the most prestigious and publicized.
Francesco Guardi's Regatta in Venice, Guardi was a member of the Venetian School.
The Morning Chocolate, by Pietro Longhi. Hot chocolate was a fashionable drink in Venice during the 1770s and 1780s.
Luxury shops and boutiques along the Rialto Bridge.
The Doge Andrea Gritti, reigned 1523–1538, portrait by Titian.
Carlo Goldoni, the most notable name in Italian theatre.
The explorer Sebastian Cabot.
thumb|The Grand Canal in Venice from Palazzo Flangini to Campo San Marcuola, Canaletto, circa 1738, J. Paul Getty Museum.
thumb|Francesco Guardi, The Grand Canal, circa 1760 (Art Institute of Chicago)
thumb|Morning Impression along a Canal in Venice, Veneto, Italy by Rafail Levitsky (1896)
thumb|View from the Bridge of Sighs (2017)
The whole comune (red) in the Metropolitan City of Venice
Ca' Loredan is Venice's City Hall
Palazzo Corner is the seat of the Metropolitan City of Venice
Palazzo Ferro Fini is the seat of the Regional Council of Veneto
People Mover in Venice
A map of the waterbus routes in Venezia
Bus in Mestre
Tram in Venice leaving Piazzale Roma
Iconic Della Salute by UK based Artist Raouf Oderuth

City in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region.

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Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia

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Constituent land (crown land) of the Austrian Empire from 1815 to 1866.

Constituent land (crown land) of the Austrian Empire from 1815 to 1866.

An Austrian herald's tabard (Wappenrock) with the coat of arms of Lombardy-Venetia (1834) – Weltliche Schatzkammer in Vienna
Lombardy–Venetia (1853) and its major cities
Political map of the Italian peninsula in the year 1843
Provinces of Lombardy–Venetia
Ethnographic map of the Austrian Empire (1855) by :de:Karl von Czoernig-Czernhausen

The Austrian emperor was represented day-to-day by viceroys appointed by the Imperial Court in Vienna and resident in Milan and Venice.

Trieste

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City and seaport in northeastern Italy.

City and seaport in northeastern Italy.

Satellite view of Trieste
Seven sections of Trieste
Remains of a Roman arch in Trieste's Old City
Trieste in the 17th century, in a contemporary image by the Carniolan historian Johann Weikhard von Valvasor
Palazzo Carciotti in Trieste, circa 1850
The Stock Exchange Square in 1854
Stock market in Trieste today
A view of Trieste in 1885
Yugoslav Army entering Trieste (the caption reads "Tito's Army liberated Trieste")
A postage stamp issued by the Italian Social Republic with a Yugoslav liberation overprint
Trieste and Zone A/B
Cheering crowd for the return of Trieste to Italy on November 4, 1954
Government palace
Trieste City Hall
Port of Trieste
One of many coffee sacks that are traded by a Trieste company.
Research institutions such as the International Center for Theoretical Physics (logo), SISSA and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics are located in Trieste around Barcola.
Professional fisherman's boat in Barcola, a suburb of Trieste
Trieste seafront
Piazza Unità d'Italia
Piazza Unità d'Italia by night
From left to right: Barcolana near the Victory Lighthouse, a part of the harbour, a street of the Old City
Miramare Castle
Trieste Cathedral dedicated to Justus of Trieste
Serbian Orthodox Saint Spyridon Church, mid 19th century
The city's old stock exchange
The Ponterosso Square
Piazza Venezia
View of Barcola from the Vittoria Lighthouse
Libreria Antiquaria Umberto Saba
Church of San Nicolò dei Greci
James Joyce, Umberto Saba and their friends were guests of the still existing Caffè Stella Polare.
Caffe degli Specchi was opened in 1839 in Trieste
The Porto Vecchio, also showing Trieste Centrale railway station
Trieste Centrale railway station
A car of the Opicina Tramway
Scooters are heavily used in personal transport in Trieste
View of Trieste

There are direct intercity and high-speed trains between Trieste and Venice, Verona, Turin, Milan, Rome, Florence, Naples and Bologna.

The economically important Silk Road (red) and spice trade routes (blue) were blocked by the Seljuk Empire c. 1090, triggering the Crusades, and by the Ottoman Empire c. 1453, which spurred the Age of Discovery and European Colonialism.

Spice trade

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The spice trade involved historical civilizations in Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe.

The spice trade involved historical civilizations in Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe.

The economically important Silk Road (red) and spice trade routes (blue) were blocked by the Seljuk Empire c. 1090, triggering the Crusades, and by the Ottoman Empire c. 1453, which spurred the Age of Discovery and European Colonialism.
The spice trade from India attracted the attention of the Ptolemaic dynasty, and subsequently the Roman empire.
Austronesian proto-historic and historic maritime trade network in the Indian Ocean
Roman trade with India according to the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, 1st century CE.
Trade route in the Red Sea linking Italy to south-west India
Spice Bazaar used for the spice trade during the Ottoman Empire in Istanbul
Portuguese India Armadas trade routes (blue) since Vasco da Gama 1498 travel and its rival Manila-Acapulco galleons and Spanish treasure fleets (white) established in 1568
Image of Calicut, India from Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg's atlas Civitates orbis terrarum, 1572.
Dutch ships in Table Bay docking at the Cape Colony at the Cape of Good Hope, 1762.
Portugal claimed the Indian Ocean as its mare clausum during the Age of Discovery.
One of the Borobudur ships from the 8th century. These were depictions of large Javanese outrigger vessels. One is shown here with the characteristic tanja sail of Southeast Asian Austronesians.

Until the mid-15th century, trade with the East was achieved through the Silk Road, with the Byzantine Empire and the Italian city-states of Venice and Genoa acting as middlemen.

Venezia F.C.

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Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo
Álvaro Recoba played for Venezia.
1963–64 Venezia squad with its historical black and green kit
Venezia receives the 1940–41 Coppa Italia

Venezia Football Club, commonly referred to as Venezia, is a professional football club based in Venice, Italy, that currently plays in Serie B.

Brescia

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City and comune in the region of Lombardy, Northern Italy.

City and comune in the region of Lombardy, Northern Italy.

The Capitolium in the Roman forum
Winged Victory of Brescia (1st century).
The Capitolium in the Roman forum
The castle of Brescia.
The Pallata Tower.
Map of Brescia in the early 18th century.
The dome of the New Cathedral.
Piazza della Vittoria, example of Italian rationalism, built between 1927 and 1932 by the architect Marcello Piacentini.
Palazzo della Loggia, Brescia City Hall.
Palazzo Broletto, seat of the Province and of the Prefecture of Brescia.
The interior of the church of Santa Maria in Solario with the Cross of Desiderius.
Domus dell'Ortaglia, remains of a group of ancient Roman domus.
The two cathedrals of Brescia: the Old (at right) and the New (at left).
The church of San Faustino and Giovita.
The Monumental Cemetery and the Lighthouse of Brescia.
Teatro Grande.
Piazza Arnaldo
Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo: Angel by Raphael.
University of Brescia, Economics faculty.
Classic lyceum "Arnaldo", established in 1797, is one of the oldest and most prominent high schools in Brescia.
Vineyards in the middle of the city with an extension of 4 ha
The business district of Brescia.
A street in the old town.
A station of Brescia Metro.
Brescia's former tram network (1882–1949)
The train station of Brescia.
Mille Miglia Museum.
The monument representing a lion, the sign on the coat of arms of the city. The monument is also commonly considered a dedication to the "Lioness of Italy", nickname given to the city after the resistance the people of Brescia put in place during the Ten Days of Brescia in 1849 against the Austrians.
Monument to La Bella Italia, realized in 1864 in the memory of the Ten Days of Brescia.
Monument to Arnaldo in the homonymous square, realized in 1882.
Monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi, realized in 1889.
Interior view of the Santa Maria delle Grazie church
Internal view of the Santuario di Santa Maria delle Grazie church
Internal view of the Santissimo Corpo di Cristo church
Former San Barnaba church
San Faustino in Riposo church
San Marco Evangelista church
Bonomini Tomb also known as the Dog's Tomb
Maggi-Gambara Palace
Bertolotti Palace
Beretta Palace
Martinengo Palace
Piazza Duomo by night
The Castle's main entrance
Street in the old city center
Roman ruins
Roman Theatre section
Corso Zanardelli and Teatro Grande main entrance
Bruni Conter Palace and Niccolò Tartaglia statue
Torre d'Ercole
Steps in the old town
Arcades
Medieval fountain
Tagliaferri fountain
Neptune fountain
Minerva fountain
Pallata fountain
Armed Brescia fountain
Private fountain
Private fountain
Vescovado fountain

Additionally, Brescia is close to important tourist destinations (Milan can be directly reached in 45 minutes by train, Venice and Florence in about 2 hours) and is one of the cheapest cities in Italy in terms of hotel stays.

Dubrovnik

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City on the Adriatic Sea in the region of Dalmatia, in the southeastern semi-exclave of Croatia.

City on the Adriatic Sea in the region of Dalmatia, in the southeastern semi-exclave of Croatia.

Old Port and historical center of Dubrovnik, a view from the south
The Old Harbour at Dubrovnik
Medieval fortresses, Lovrijenac and Bokar, Dubrovnik
Trade routes and warehouses of the medieval Republic of Ancona
A 1900 photochrom of the Big Onofrio's fountain (1438)
Aerial view of Lazareti complex
Dubrovnik before the earthquake in 1667
Territory of the Republic before 1808
Dubrovnik’s former Jesuit college and Jesuit stairs c. 1900
The "Libertas" Flag of Dubrovnik
Stradun shelled during the Siege of Dubrovnik (1991)
Rector's Palace ca. 1900
View from the city wall of Old Town Dubrovnik, Dec 2019.
Domes of Dubrovnik Cathedral (center), Bell Tower (left) and St Blaise's church (right)
Minčeta Tower
The Franjo Tuđman Bridge across the Rijeka Dubrovačka near Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik Airport is the third busiest airport in Croatia.
Panoramic view of Dubrovnik
Stradun, the main street of Dubrovnik
Saint Blaise's Church
Saint Ignatius Church, part of former Jesuit Collegium Ragusinum
Cathedral of the Assumption
The Franciscan Monastery
Stradun, Dubrovnik's main street
The Clock tower

Already in 1571 Dubrovnik sold its protectorate over some Christian settlements in other parts of the Ottoman Empire to France and Venice.

Symbol of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, as found atop the front entrance of the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

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One of the fifteen to seventeen autocephalous churches (or "jurisdictions") that together compose the Eastern Orthodox Church.

One of the fifteen to seventeen autocephalous churches (or "jurisdictions") that together compose the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Symbol of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, as found atop the front entrance of the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George
Symbol of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, as found atop the front entrance of the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George
The Church of Hagia Irene, was the cathedral church of the Patriarchate before Hagia Sophia was completed in 360
Hagia Sophia was the patriarchal cathedral until 1453
The Hagia Sophia church in Nicaea
Patriarch Gennadios with Mehmet II
An image from the Vatican Codex of 1162, believed to be a representation of the Church of the Holy Apostles, the first seat of the Patriarchate in the Ottoman age
Saint Peter's Gate at the Patriarchate. In 1821, Patriarch Gregory V remained hanged in full robes for three days at its architrave, because he was blamed by Mahmud II for his inability to suppress the Greek War of Independence. The Gate has not been opened since.
The exterior of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. George located in the Fener district of Istanbul. The facade dates from the mid-19th century and shows a neoclassical influence.
The Theological School of Halki at the top of the Hill of Hope
The current Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I.
World jurisdictions of Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Map of the Greek Orthodox Metropolises in Asia Minor ca. 1880
Metropolitan Epiphanius and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hugging Andriy Parubiy, after the unification council of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine on 15 December 2018
Patriarch Gennadios with Mehmet II

Archdiocese of Italy and Exarchate of Southern Europe (Venice): Polycarpos Stavropoulos (2021–)

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San Pietro di Castello (island)

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Facade
View of San Pietro di Castello by Francesco Guardi
Castello Sestiere shown within Venice

San Pietro di Castello (San Piero de Casteło), formerly Olivolo (Olivòlo; Ołivoło), is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, forming part of the Castello sestiere.

Università Iuav di Venezia

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Main Gate of the Tolentini building headquarters of Università Iuav di Venezia (Iuav university of Venice) designed by Carlo Scarpa
Faculty of Architecture and Headquarters of Università Iuav di Venezia in Calle Amai S. Croce
Entrance to the Architectural faculty (Tolentini) of Iuav university of Venice by Carlo Scarpa
Palazzo Badoer, it has been the home to the Iuav School of Doctorate Studies since 2008.
Palazzo Ca' Tron, now an exhibition venue for artistic events, available for both university and external users.
Terese Dorsoduro 2206 (building on the left), seat of teaching activities
Ca' Tron(right)seat of Ir.Ide research infrastructure
Cotonificio veneziano building, seat of “Archivio Progetti”, ArTec Archives on Techniques and Materials for Architecture and Industrial Design, infrastructure management, auditorium, “Gino Valle” exhibit space, Gradoni room, teaching activities.
Giancarlo De Carlo in the 1950s
Abbas Gharib and Le Corbusier, April 1965 
University Iuav of Venice, Italy
Carlo Scarpa, an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, is studying his drawings in Venice, 1954

Iuav University of Venice (Università Iuav di Venezia) is a university in Venice, Italy.

Il Redentore church

Giudecca

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Island in the Venetian Lagoon, in northern Italy.

Island in the Venetian Lagoon, in northern Italy.

Il Redentore church
The pier that connects Giudecca with Venice during the Festa del Redentore in July
Le Zitelle church
The modern Junghans quarter
Junghans contemporary theater, seat of the Venetian Theatrical Academy
Aerial view of the Giudecca Canal (left)

It is part of the sestiere of Dorsoduro and is a locality of the comune of Venice.